IASC Policy (and Accountability Framework) on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action, 2017

IASC Policy (and Accountability Framework) on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action, 2017

Published Date

December 29, 2017

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEEWG) in Humanitarian Action was endorsed on 29 December 2017 by the IASC Working Group.  The policy sets out the principles, standards, and actions that IASC Bodies, Members and Standing Invitees should abide by at global and field level to integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls into all aspects of the IASC's work, including preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

The Accountability Framework, endorsed on 29 December 2017 by the IASC Working Group, accompanies the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEEWG) in Humanitarian Action, as it is designed to assist the IASC hold itself accountable for its implementation. It focuses on the collective actions of the IASC vis-à-vis GEEWG. It defines the monitoring of the collective performance of the IASC on standards defined in the Policy, as well as the performance of IASC bodies with regards to fulfilling their roles and responsibilities listed in the Policy. It further establishes reporting facilities and ways of information-sharing in order to foster closer coordination and cooperation among IASC bodies and Members and Standing Invitees.

Product Category

Gender

Security Level

Public